Naturehood Club

From the drumming of the majestic Pileated Woodpecker to the flowering of the dainty Trout Lily in early spring, the Champlain Park naturehood abounds with an abundance of plants, fungi and animals living out their lives just outside your door.

Join the Naturehood community and discover some of your wild neighbours while connecting with other local nature-lovers. Outings will be announced on the website, listserv and Facebook page. All are welcome!

Feel free to contact Jennifer if you have expertise to share and are interested in leading an outing (


Spring Bird Walks

Date: Tuesday mornings (April 26 – May 31)
Time: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Location: Patricia Avenue entrance to Champlain Woods (near Patricia & Clearview)
Leader: Jennifer Neate

Birds have long inspired the human spirit. From the cheerful song of the American Goldfinch in an urban green space, to the soaring flight of the Bald Eagle over a wild protected area, we can rely on the companionship of our feathered friends.

Come out and meet some of the resident and migrant birds of your naturehood on this family-friendly outing. We will learn and practice some basic skills that will help you to find and identify the birds around you. Bring your curiosity, a set of binoculars and a bird field guide, if you have one.

Registration is not required but if you would like to be notified of cancellations due to weather, feel free to send an email to with the subject: “Naturehood Outing.”